July 13th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

Defense Ministry: Afghan soldier fired on British troops, killing 3

Investigators are searching for an Afghan National Army soldier who shot a rocket at British soldiers in Helmand province, killing three and injuring four others early Tuesday morning, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said.

"We believe these were the actions of a lone individual who has betrayed his ISAF and Afghan comrades," a U.K. military spokesman said. "His whereabouts are currently unknown but we are making strenuous efforts to find him."

In a statement released Tuesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said the soldiers were killed at an army patrol base manned by NATO and Afghan troops. The statement said NATO and Afghan officials were investigating the incident.

"We have sacrificed greatly together, and we must ensure that the trust between our forces remains solid in order to defeat our common enemies," Gen. David Petraeus said in a statement.

Petraeus, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said working together was paramount.

"This is a combined, joint mission, Afghan and Alliance troopers fighting shoulder-to-shoulder against the Taliban and other extremists," he said.

Afghan Army Chief of Staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi expressed sympathies to the families of the deceased soldiers, describing them as "coalition partners."

"Our ongoing, partnered investigation will seek to determine how this event could have occurred and we will prosecute those responsible," he said in a statement.

The British Ministry of Defence echoed the mourning, calling the shooting incident a "suspected premeditated attack."

"This is a despicable and cowardly act, and my thoughts go out to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives," said British Defence Secretary Liam Fox. "This incident will be thoroughly investigated by ISAF and the Afghan security forces, and we will do everything we can to bring the individual responsible to justice."

"Training and developing the Afghan National Security Forces is vital to the international mission in Afghanistan and today's events will not undermine the real progress we continue to make. British and ISAF forces are working shoulder to shoulder with Afghans and will continue to do so undeterred," Fox said.

- CNN's Matiullah Mati contributed to this report.

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  1. USMC forever

    Hey all you pathetic muzlim sympathizers, Here is the question for all you armchair generals. If we sent 100 Tomahawk (N) Cruise Missles into that poophole called Afganistan, would we win the WAR then????? Would that make you all shut your worthless pieholes????? Heck, there is nothing worth anything there so who would care, we could say that we were just cleaning up the drug fields, kind of permanently wouldn't you say.

    July 16, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tony

    There was just recently an accidental bombimg of Afghan troops. That time it was called "friendly fire", I believe that there were more killed and injured compared to the rocket incident. I just want to know why when we blow them up on accident it's friendly fire, but when they do it, they are acting on behalf of another terrorist organization??

    July 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC forever

      Tony, it was no accident, it was payback!!!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Greg

    You guys here are not smart enough to comprehend my comment, so I am not going to leave one. Later simpletons.

    July 15, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Disgusted with warmongers

    I don't know what's scarier: you warmongers on this blog who believe your own pathetically "rabid" rhetoric including the infallibility of the almighty U.S. military despite the failure of its involvement in "winning" in Afghanistan after +9 years and counting (too bad for you, but you know you just can't go in and declare it a "free fire zone" and then kill every Afghan man, woman and child)? Simple minds, simple solutions. Or, realizing the real-time failure of the government (and acquiescence of these same zealots) in forgetting about, if not selling out, the border states (especially Arizona) in NOT securing the sourthern border (security begins with SECURING the borders first)?
    Quotable: "Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles."

    July 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You said it all,Disgusted with warmongers.I also find these ignorant,right-wing fools repulsive.What do they do for brains???

      July 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Futon Torpedo

    When the Allied & civilized countries of this world finally realize that these ***holes never wanted a democracy and or our help then the killing will stop. Why? Because we would leave! It may seem harsh but if these guys want to be free of tyrranical rule they will have to do it themselves.

    July 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ronvan

    WOW!! Listen to these comments, actually read them! IF it is TRUE

    July 14, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ghulam

    I wonder why this guys is condemning this attack and they are so upset about? No one never said anything about an Afghan ally soldier that have been killed for the history. I mean a German kid soldier kills afghan soldiers nobody talks about that a British soldier gets up and kills 5, 6 or 10 Afghan soldiers nobody asks about that there is always action and reaction. what I'm saying is that we have to know how much others lives have the same value as ours do.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. fzee

    well the u.s. & its allied ever think to whome they are imposing war with terror on the bases of false flages of so called 9/11 which they engineered themsrlves, if they can kill their own 3k people on the staged drama in order to occupy the poor nations they can kill miilions in booming poor countries just to use and test thier wepons on the hands of few satanist lobies their own army & people are suffring for terrorism in the world ..

    July 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Georgia Goad

    After reading so many comments, it almos looks like haggling....TRUTHMAN, I can see how you lean, you have made yourself perfectly clear many times. You always have a rebuttle for anything the others say. I will answer your question about the US, UK, etc being "over there" as opposed to "them" coming "over here"...NO, we are sent away from our borders to keep the Taliban and other zealous religious groups like that from making a wasteland of our country as they have theirs! I don't like war anymore than the next person born in a free country, but I sure as h**l don't want it over here. The citizens of the eastern nations don't want war either, but the civilians who don't want war are outnumbered by those who do!!! Using women and children is the usual coward's way to hide behind them. Our soldiers have a tough job. God Bless You All....

    July 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CityJailer

    They kill us that way

    July 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CityJailer

    If they are found to be a Tailban fighter, they should be killed off like a rabid dog.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Get over that right-wing mob mentality,it makes me sick.

      July 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mark

    I think you have to be a little crazy to endorse the taliban ideology. So what would be so strange to turn on someone who is trying to change the ideology? These people are programmed from birth and you think they can change their values of right and wrong. You can fix uneducated, but you can't fix crazy!

    July 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. God

    I am not real.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |

      Is that you again,Funny boy???Are you now using God's name?Tell me I'm wrong,please.

      July 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeffthejarhead

    The Taliban are not resistance fighters. They are a fanatacle Islamic religious sect that imposed the extremist form of the Sharia on the Afghan people that was possible. They are regious dictators and they are always right and you are always wrong. We know we can not change 3500 years or tribal tradition mixed with 1300 years of Islam. we are trying support a more moderate and stable government so that militant cults like the Taliban and AlQuaida can not over throw so we do not have to fight them here. Yes DllShad, they can still come here. They have the finances and it would only be a few months to a couple of years of them being able to fully reorganize before they can mount better planned missions. They are still trying with us over there. Most current was dirt bag in ?NYC. The best we can hope for is to give the moderates of Afghan power and help them stay there. It is people like you and smith that allowed WW 2 to happen. Just ignore them. They really don't want to hurt us! Right!

    July 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tk

    this is sad, but what about the thousands of those people we kill every year? no one cares about them

    July 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      have you ever served in combat or been in the military.

      Mistakes happen. If terrorists keep women and children with them just so we dont shoot back....what are the soldiers supposed to do to defend themselves. Do us all a favor, slapnuts...get a clue.

      July 13, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • tk

        so you're saying its ok to bomb a village with dozens of people to kill one guy??

        July 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Panto

    hey if you really hate america...then why the heck come to america?>>>for people who whine a lot. go somewhere else

    July 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Truth Man

    DON'T punish this Afghan soldier any more than the punishment given (if at all) to the American soldier(s) who killed their own – Pat Tillman the sports star turned soldier after he made remarks critical of the PR around the US-Brit military operations. Otherwise it would be injustice, and racism.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      big difference on killing accidently because tillman was in the wrong location in relation to the enemy. Mistakes happen, slapnuts. That raghead killed those brits intentionally, dumbfucck. get a clue, moron.

      July 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. chris

    why cant we just drop a nuke on all the muslims of the world. Theyre a disgrace to human society.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Man

      People like you are the main reason I support abortion. No offense meant. It's just the painful Truth.

      July 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Then how did you survive??? I thought Abortions die!!!!

        July 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norske

      To all anti-American leftists out there – our aim is to have pliable governments everywhere – because our interests are paramount – all else is secondary. Since we have the economic, intellectual and military might, WE WILL set the rules and judge others by them AND WE WILL change, flaunt or re-interpret rules when it suits us. Bottom-line, WE WILL determine what is black and what is white.

      July 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Radical

      yes why not do it if you can you son of cowards your country could not fight alone small armed colony and it bring with her almost every country in Europe because they couldn't fight alone this small group and you allegation that you want to destroy every Muslim ....so funny do it if you can you son of cowards

      July 16, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Hello Retard.

        July 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. FogBaron

    Hey, Frank: I read plenty.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Knarf7689usmc

    dllshad bush did a good job wow are u serious ? u sound like a genious with that statement, if u think ur untouchable because ur in america then you must be completely blind

    July 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC forever

      You are no Marine, Marines can spell and sound like they at least know English, which you obviously don't. You sound like a retard Afgani!!!!

      July 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Don

    One rotten apple spoils the barrel, as it were. Let us not forget the valiant efforts of our Afghan allies thus far.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. SCOTT

    Truthman....forgetting a little bit of the truth arent you... who attacked who? Or are you another one of the geniuuses that thinks we blew our own buildings up....or maybe you just Al qaeda?

    July 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • FogBaron

      Scott: Our own intelligence experts state that there are less than 100 al Qaeda left in Afghanistan. Even if you accept the statement that we were attacked therefore we should retaliate; they're done. Finished. Kaput. Now answer me this: why did we fight a war in Irag and killed thousands of Iraqis and why are we killing Afghans, when the 9-11 attackers were Saudis, Yemenis, and Jordanian?

      July 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Frank

        Those nationalities were specifically recruited to cause a rift with Saudi Arabia.

        We are in Afghanistan because they were trained there and Bin Laden was being sheltered by the Afghanistan government – the Taliban.

        Read before you post.

        July 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norske

      Peace will prevail in Afghanistan after Afghans accept Christianity.

      July 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Radical

        yes sure...why Christianity didn't bring peace to you when you get 45 million dead body while you are fighting with each other

        July 16, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Radical

        in ww2 i mean

        July 16, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Smith in Oregon

      Who attacked who you say? After being on the CIA payroll for nearly 20 Years helping the Taliban fighters take out Russian soldiers in Afghanistan, Osama bin Ladin was allegedly linked to bombings in Africa. Then President Bill Clinton ordered a large cruise missile attack on Osama bin Ladin's known training camps in Afghanistan and alerted the French government who had agents and soldiers in that area of 'incoming'. One of the French agents alerted Osama bin Ladin who promptly fled the immediate area before those cruise missiles impacted their targets some 30 minutes later.

      It is no irony that Osama felt betrayed by the CIA and Bill Clinton's administration and used a poor man's cruise missile of his own. Pakistan's ISI also felt betrayed by Bill Clinton after a diplomatic split and trade embargo was slapped against them for testing a nuclear weapon shortly after India did the same.

      There is a record of a Pakistani ISI Lt. General linked to a man wiring large amounts of money to one or more of the 9/11 high jackers paying for their training and incidental costs.

      That same Pakistani ISI Lt. Gen. flew to Washington DC the week before 9/11 occurred and met with all of the Bush Administration members at length. That same Pakistani ISI Lt. Gen. left Washington DC. the morning of 9/11, he got out of town after it appears he briefed the Bush administration on 'current' affairs. The same individuals that ISI Lt. General met later were highly placed on the subsequent 9/11 investigation review boards and inquiry's.

      The most pitiable excuse for an American president Bush jr., quipped to the American public, 'who could even imagine a 757 being used in such a manner?'. Well little Bush jr., anyone that reads Tom Clancy novels would know precisely how and why such a jetliner would be used. It was written in English and not a wild west novel, that probably explains Bush jr's quip. In short, a great number of people were 'in the know' about the attack known as 9/11 before it occurred.

      July 15, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  23. Knarf7689usmc

    Ask your self this Mr truth man, if we were to pull out and terrorist came over here, then what would we do? Are you telling me your fine with being invaded? You say were following the rules of the jungle your wrong we fight a enemy with no uniform no rules no regard for civilian life and we still fight them following our rules.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Man

      You're wrong again.
      YOU are the terrorists there. That's how the wold (minus Israel) looks at you. The term terrorism hasn't been defined. I'm sure if UBL had control over gps and cruise missiles, he's spare every one of your women and children, even Laura, Jenna and Barbara Bush and shove a missile each down the throats of W and Cheney, sparing the rest of you alive and well, to bring him flowers, like your nazi fool Rumsfeld said Iraqi children would do after their "liberation" (read death of parents). Always the poorer side's methods look more crude, and is labelled the terrorist.

      July 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • FogBaron

      Knarf, you should Google "General Smedley Butler" one of the most decorated Marines of all time. He said (among other things)

      "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

      *I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight.*

      The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

      I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."

      *Emphasis mine*

      July 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Knarf7689usmc

        ok clown do not tell me to google a marine that you seem to think i have no idea about.

        July 14, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  24. Knarf7689usmc

    If we get out of afganistan now then they will just come over here, i think the reason that we are still there is so we can bring the fight to their home and not to have it going on over here.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Man

      This is faulty logic promoted by George W Bush. We're there so they don't come here. Why is your going there ok but their coming here not ok? Ism't this discrimination or racism in its rawest form? The law of the jungle? And you call yourselves civilized?

      July 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • chris

        did anyone expect a monkey like Gdubya to make a logic decision. Hes the moron who got us in this mess.

        July 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • DIlshad

      LOL........ BUSH did a great job on you. You still believe that someone from those countries can actually come here to KILL you..... LOL

      July 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Frank

        Idiot. 9/11 ring a bell?

        July 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • beenhad

        Did you forget 911 moron?

        July 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smith in Oregon

      That faulty logic of 'kill them there so they won't kill them here' has placed everyday American tourists around the world in much greater jeopardy of being kidnapped, murdered or simply a victim of violence by a resident of the Middle East whose family, son or daughter were murdered by American or NATO troops. The American tourist might be simply asking for directions and now the actions in Afghanistan and Iraq has placed them directly into harms way. Fewer country's are willing to help American citizens now also. In a very short period of time during the horrific Bush Family values era, America became the pariah of the world and it'll take sometime to repair the damage.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  25. Smith in Oregon

    So many of the Afghanistan people have joined the Taliban to become occupation resistance fighters, it certainly should be no surprise that Afghanistan soldiers and Afghanistan police gun down American and NATO troops when they have the opportunity, plant IED's and pass attack information to other resistance fighters. The same situation existed in France when Germany occupied that country. Instead of the French Resistance fighters, in Afghanistan they are labeled as the 'Taliban'.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • DIlshad

      Somebody here is talking SENSE and LOGIC.....kudos

      July 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffthejarhead

      Smith, DllShad
      The Taliban are not resistance fighters. They are a fanatacle Islamic religious sect that imposed the extremist form of the Sharia on the Afghan people that was possible. They are regious dictators and they are always right and you are always wrong. We know we can not change 3500 years or tribal tradition mixed with 1300 years of Islam. We are fighting the Taliban and Al Quiada there so we do not have to fight them here. Yes, DllShad they can still come here. They have the finances and it would only be a few months to a couple of years of them being able to fully reorganize before they can mount better planned missions. They are still trying with us over there. Most current was dirt bag in ?NYC. The best we can hope for is to give the moderates of Afghan power and help them stay there, not change their culture.

      July 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • harrylook

        Jeffthejarhead: Word. The Taliban are fascists. They don't seek to liberate Afghanistan, but to re-enslave it to impose their disgusting religious beliefs: prohibiting girls from learning; subjugating all women; snuffing out ethnic minorities; destroying cultural treasures (and culture in general); and of course, sheltering terrorist groups who share their dark vision of the world, enabling those people to go off and commit mass murder in foreign lands. Everyone – including the Afghans – can thank all the coalition troops for their important efforts. It's good vs. evil over there, and I know whose side I'm on!

        July 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Jeffthejarhead,you seem to miss the point.NATO is there to crush Islam and build an invisible empire including Iraq,Iran,Afghanistan and Pakistan and only the Taliban are standing in it's way.

        July 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Smith in Oregon

        Give the moderates in Afghanistan a chance? In the past ten years Bush-Cheney with the help of the CIA succeeded in pouring Billions of dollars into their hand picked dictator of Afghanistan who was formally known even to his brother as 'THE Taliban Banker since 1980', and the Karzai's enterprise in Opium and Heroin exports skyrocketed, all 37 provinces across Afghanistan were planted with Opium Poppys, pushing Afghanistan to the number one Heroin producer in the entire world by a whopping 95%. Not a single reputable report on the most recent Afghanistan election found that Harmid Karzai was elected by a majority vote. Harmid Karzai is a dictator propped up by the American and NATO soldiers machine guns that is flooding Russia, The Middle East and America with a tidal wave of Heroin, generating untraceable Billions for the extremely dark covert operations of the CIA.

        Al Qaeda left Afghanistan years ago, Marines and NATO troops are not nation builders. There will always be Afghanistan residents picking up their AK47 and blasting American or NATO troops, planting IED's or informing fellow Afghanistan Occupation Resistance Fighters simply because American and NATO troops are occupying their country. There is NO way of doing away with all the Afghanistan Occupation Resistance Fighters, American soldiers and family's back home should be aware that those Afghanistan residents are bound to pick off a few troops here and there each week as long as American and NATO troops occupy Afghanistan.

        July 15, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  26. Bianca

    Time to get out of there , this war is not going anywhere.
    Too much corruption , millions of dollars are unaccounted for and as we see by this article one never knows who is the enemy.
    Our brave men and women risk and lose their lives for what ..????

    July 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Good posting,Bianca.

      July 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Knarf7689usmc

    Saying muslims are killing are troops is a very ignorant statement, terrorist are killing are troops there is a distinctive diffrence a muslim believes in peace a terrorist is a muslim that is going completely against what they believe they are extremists. No iam not a muslim i am active duty military

    July 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don't Identify

      The next time you post, Please don't identify yourself as Military...until you learn how to use ARE and OUR....Your rambling makes no clear sense!

      July 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rokphp

      I dunno why you're using "are" on all statements

      July 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Truth Man

    So if one of your employees, whom you think is Muslim kills three soldiers who might be Christian, you start to blame an entire religion? How many Muslims have these Christian (crusaders) killed? Should Christains not be trusted either? You Christians are the ones who cross oceans and go half way around the world to invade others' territory to KILL them, and you can't trust them, you lowlives?

    July 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You got that right,Truth Man.

      July 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Data

      I guess you never heard of the Ottoman Empire....Yeah Muslims have never gone across oceans to conquest lands (which oh by the way that's not in the Mission set of Americans, Brits, or any other ISAF force)

      July 13, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Are you trying to say that we're in Afghanistan only to crush Islam and for no other reason?Besides,don't you know that the British Empire was built on sheer greed?Read you history books,please.

        July 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Chuckster

    You cannot trust them for anything!!! Muzlims are Muzlims and kill innocent people without remorse!!! When they find this traitor, off with his head and dump pigs blood on the PIG!!!!

    July 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • DIlshad

      @Yaqobi: LOL.....

      July 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Another shining exaple of this right-wing lynch-mob mentality.

      July 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Sorry,I'll spell it right this time.Here's another example of this right-wing lynch-mob mentality.Doesn't anybody think it's about time it ends?But I guess that the right-wing thugs in Washington like it.

        July 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      I'm with you,Chuckster.You're always right.Don't let these humanitarians get your goat!!!

      July 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Yes, we must stick together against these Cowards and Chicken$**ts. They are an embarrassment to the world. I would like to see one of these tough guys personally talk $**t in my presence, the result would make Al-Quada proud!!! Bunch of WUSSIES!!!!

        July 14, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      @USMC forever.Can you cut the Tea Party lingo,please?With the English language and it's extensive vocabulary,it's not necessary to blog like Tea partiers.

      July 14, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Hey Tom, get used to the Tea Party running this country. The Repubs and Dems blew it, so its on to the next show in town. You people are so stupid to think that you are going to railroad Palin and the Tea Party with your little man opinions. Don't make me laugh, this lady has a huge following and you people are only pimples on her cute and fine @ss!!!
        Good luck in the Elections, Smart Guys?????

        July 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        USMC forever,as much as I hate to say it,I believe you're right.I guess that we'll all have brace ourselves.

        July 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Andrew Lubin

    This is the 3rd ANA-ANP attack on British troops; are they that much out of control? And where's Karzai's apology? He's quick to accuse US-NATO of firing up civilians – today is time for that corrupt thief to apologize to the Brits.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Why should he?The British are there trying to occupy his country.

      July 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Carole Clarke

    Don't know whether this native soldier meant to target western troops from the first or whether he came upon the choice much later but this is an inherent risk when working with Moslems. Their concept of truth, honor, their word is completely different than ours – I don't put them down, it's just different. We need to accept that. Of course, that means we can never trust them but that was known going in. What a shame – you think you've made progress then you are shoved a step back. It will happen more frequently as we near our departure time. They don't want to be caught on the wrong side after we leave.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • DIlshad

      So you generalized all Muslims, good.

      Now when you attack a country and mess up their culture, what do you expect them to do? embrace you? Of course they will defend themselves.

      Now don;t say who is right or who is wrong!

      Tomorrow if China attacks US and forces their culture on US, will you accept it. Won;t some fight until death to preserve our culture?

      Just Think!

      July 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • JFH

        I don't know what you thinking, do you want Taliban to rule Afghanistan? if Yes, then we have nothing to talk about, if No, then how you justify your answer? young soldier comes from a civilized country putting his life in danger to save your people from radical crazy fanatics and you say they invade your culture? where the hell is your logic here? Do you or Don't you want your girls to go to school? to marry whoever they love? to walk freely in their own town? You know these soldiers will some day, very soon, leave your country, either in a coffin or in a seat by window of an airplane, and then you will have your CULTURE back, and then we will see how many days you will be able to resist the devil who is ruling Taliban/Iran extremists, . . . who don't hesitate for aa second to pour acid on the face of their own daughters to stop them from going to school . . .

        July 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Truth Data

        You guys can't even get along on a Reply/Respond Message Board how do you expect countries with ingrained beliefs diametrically opposing one another to get along without fail.

        I'm in the Military, I've deployed to Afghanistan, You're an idiot if you're going to generalize all Muslims, as much so if you generalize all Americans. How many U.S. police officers have been killed in July by non-Muslim Americans in the United States...Grow Up a little....Military members who call themselves swearing to an oath need to internalize what they fight for and stop acting like clowns on the internet.

        July 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rotorhead

        When the Taliban attackd the US , that gave the US the RIGHT to come in and make sure it doesn't happen again. You act like the US invaded for no reason.

        July 14, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Ron

        The US is not forcing their culture on them – the US and others are after terrorists who kill anyone who are in their way and even those not in their way.

        July 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • All-American

        Attack a country and mess up its culture? Unless you're Taliban or Al Qaeda, you are being PROTECTED, doofus.

        July 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carole Clarke

      You are right – the Pharisees knew how to handle the Romans but because of his mission, in the end Jesus went head to head with the Romans – the power of his God against the power of Rome. In the short run, Rome won but in the long run, Jesus' religion overtook Rome. I expect the commitment of his faith was so powerful for this Afghan soldier that it won out over a paycheck. You can't blame them, it's too much of a quantum leap. Perhaps the best the west can hope to do is to exit with some dignity and leave a better infrastructure behind. Then its up to the Afghans whether they want to go forward or back.

      July 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrBo

      What the heck is a "Moslem"

      I guess since the US has Ted Kaczynski, Terry Nichols, and Timothy McVeigh all white people are shady characters and terrorists too.

      July 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Truth Data

        It's inter-changeable with Muslim...Webster Dictionary costs about 8 bucks. Invest Wisely

        July 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      If I were Tabliban, I would like to have a few of my men in the Afghanistan army. I would pay his family for his services.
      I would like to have few placed as high as I could in the army. I would like to be tipped off regarding any planned attacks, etc. Pretty much like the Viet Cong had going in Vietnam. Its time for us to change our battle strategy and pull out the troops. Continue fighting, but not on their terms.

      July 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Carole,just when are you going to realize that the Afghans do not want foreign rule?Get real!

      July 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Something Fishy

      why is it that the muslims always play victims?? isn't it too much of a coincidence that no matter what part of the world there is killing and terrorism, muslims are involved. They have been killing innocent people in UK, America, China, India, Israel, Russia, Balkans & Africa.....in short where ever there is trouble somehow there is a connection to muslims.... i'm sorry i don't believe this crap about Islam being a peaceful religion. I can't understand how suicide bombers are followers of a peaceful religion. Sad but true

      July 15, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |